Lisa Marie Briefly Pays Tribute to Dad
Newlywed Lisa Marie Presley looked nervous as she briefly faced a crowd of about 14,000 people at a Friday concert in Memphis's Pyramid Arena that marked the 25th anniversary of the death of her dad, Elvis Presley, reports the Associated Press. All told, Presley, 34, spent about a minute onstage. She announced that she would not sing but would introduce a recording of a song in which she mournfully tells her father that she wished she had had more time with him and that no one had noticed the trials he endured. "I wanted you to know that I haven't forgotten," she expresses in the recording, according to the AP. "You made me. I love you. You're still lovely. You were lovely then." Lisa Marie's mother and Elvis's ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, 57 (she was 10 years Elvis's junior), also greeted fans, the AP reports, telling them at the start of the concert, "You're helping Elvis make history again. ... I want to thank you for your loyalty and support for Elvis. You have given so much back to him." (The weekend before this, Lisa Marie Presley married actor Nicolas Cage, 38, in a private family ceremony in Hawaii. Priscilla Presley was reportedly present.) An estimated 35,000 fans -- the largest gathering ever -- paid tribute to the King at Graceland this past week. Early Friday, reports the AP, the two surviving Presleys and Cage secretly visited Elvis's estate and observed the fans' candlelight vigil from the mansion's windows. The trio remained unseen by the crowd as they came and went.
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